Wilkinson Not Diagnosed With Depression
Former Playboy Playmate Kendra Wilkinson has dismissed suggestions she suffered postpartum depression following the birth of her son - insisting she has never been officially diagnosed with the disorder.
The reality TV star welcomed baby Hank Baskett IV, named after his football star father, in December (09) at a hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The 24 year old recently admitted she struggled to adjust to motherhood as she was pulled into a downward spiral of post-pregnancy sadness.
She told U.S. magazine OK!, "After giving birth, I never brushed my hair, my teeth, or took a shower. I looked in the mirror one day and was really depressed. I thought, 'Look at me.' I had this glamorous life in L.A., and now (in Indianapolis) I didn't. A couple of times, I even said, 'I just have nothing to live for.'"
But Wilkinson has played down her remarks - insisting she didn't suffer the baby blues, she was simply a new mum with worries.
She tells Eonline.com, "I'm not going to sit here and say that I had postpartum depression. I was depressed but it wasn't diagnosed as postpartum depression. But it was depression. I know because I've been through therapy my whole life."